27 Apr 2010

Cienfuegos, Cuba


My first card from Cuba! Many thanks to Osmany!

Cienfuegos
is a city on the southern coast of Cuba, capital of the province of Cienfuegos. It is located about 250 km (155 miles) from Havana, and has a population of 150,000. The city is dubbed "La Perla del Sur" (Pearl of the South). Cienfuegos literally translates to "Hundred fires". The city was settled by French immigrants and its original name was Fernardina de Jagua. The settlement became a town (Spanish: Villa) in 1829, and a city in 1880. The city was subsequently named Cienfuegos, sharing the name with Cienfuegos, a Captain General in this time, in the island.

1 comment:

oneal629 said...

Wow, from Cuba. It's beautiful.